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Ivory 88



  • Solo pianist
  • Extensive repertoire of pieces from diverse genres including jazz, early jazz & ragtime, ambient-pop, neoromantic, and classical music
  • Can be booked with or without piano


Ivory 88 is based in London and is available to play across all over the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • Up to 2 hour repertoire (repeatable).
  • Act is very adaptable and breaks can be arranged according to your particular needs.
  • If your venue has not a piano, Ivory 88 will bring a digital piano plus PA.
  • According to your preferences you can create your bespoke playlist either for lounge, dancing, getting thrilled, choosing from the pieces included in the list.

About this Act

Ivory 88 is a professional, qualified (piano MA and composition BA) and award winning pianist. He studied at Conservatoires of Fermo and Milan, Incontri col Maestro Academy of Imola and École de Musique Mozart in Bruxelles.

His wide repertoire is suitable for stage as well as background entertainment, and the genres he incorporates are very diverse, including Neo-romantic, Ambient, Pop, Crossover, Jazz, Ragtime and early jazz music of the 20s and 30s, also his own music in experimental jazz style. The repertoire comprises the works of names like Chilly Gonzales, Michael Nyman, Wim Mertens, Enya, Giovanni Allevi, Ludovico Einaudi, Scott Joplin, Dave Grusin, Gino Paoli, Luigi Tenco and the most famous classical composers. 

Set List


- "Pine top" Perkins: How long (solo instrumental version trascribed by 88)
- Chilly Gonzales: Meischeid
- Chilly Gonzales: Ovenight
- Chilly Gonzales: C M Blues
- Chilly Gonzales: Chilly in F minor
- Chilly Gonzales: Minor Fantasy

RAGTIME MUSIC (late 1800s / early 1900s)
- Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
- Scott Joplin: The Entertainer
- Scott Joplin: Elite Syncopation
- Scott Joplin: Bethena
- Scott Joplin: Frog legs Rag
- Scott Joplin: The Chrysanthemum
- Scott Joplin: Heliotrope Bouquet
- Scott Joplin: Pineapple Rag
- Joshua Rifkin: The Ragtime Dance
- Tom Turpin: St Louis Rag

STOMP, STRIDE AND CHARLESTON (10s, 20s and 30s music)
- Jelly Roll Morton: Kansas City Stomp
- Jelly Roll Morton: King Porter Stomp
- James P. Johnson: Feelin blue
- James P. Johnson: Carolina Shout
- James P. Johnson: Charleston
- Fats Waller: Handful of keys

- George Gershwin: 15 songs arranged by 88

ROMANTIC & ELEGANT JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS (ideal background for lounge, cocktails and wedding receptions)
- Jobim/Grusin: Bonita
- Gershwin/Grusin: Nice Work if you Can Get it
- Dave Grusin: Some Children See Him
- Dave Grusin: Two for the Road
- Paul Desmond: Take 5
- Howard/McKenzie: Fly Me to the Moon
- Kern/McKenzie: Smoke Gets in your Eyes
- Carmichael/Admiral: Stardust
- Jones/Young: : Lady bird / When I fall in love - medley (arr. Orefice)

ITALIAN ROMANTIC JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS (famous Italian old songs arranged by Cardini)
- Gino Paoli: Grazie
- Gino Paoli: Il cielo in una stanza
- Gino Paoli: Sapore di sale
- Gino Paoli: Senza fine
- Gino Paoli: In un caffè
- Luigi Tenco: Se stasera sono qui

RECENT AND GROOVY CROSSOVERS (some are good for dance)
- Dave Grusin: Mountain Dance
- Dave Grusin: Memphis Stomp (from the movie "The Firm")
- Jamal Hartwell: Super Phatness
- Galdson: Learning to live
- 88: A Sweet Call

OTHER CROSSOVERS (various styles)
- Chilly Gonzales: The Tourist
- Chilly Gonzales: Nero's Nocturne
- Chilly Gonzales: Wintermezzo
- Chilly Gonzales: Papa Gavotte
- Chilly Gonzales: Manifesto
- Chilly Gonzales: Bermuda Triangle
- Chilly Gonzales: Kenaston
- Chilly Gonzales: Rideaux Lunaire
- Chilly Gonzales: Oregano
- Chilly Gonzales: Othello
- Chick Corea: Space Circus

- Ludovico Einaudi: Le Onde
- Ludovico Einaudi: Onde corte
- Giovanni Allevi: Ti Scrivo
- Giovanni Allevi: Come sei veramente
- Giovanni Allevi: Go with the flow
- Galdson: Life is good
- Galdson: I believe in you
- Galdson: Learning to live

- Michael Nyman: The heart asks pleasure first (from the movie "The Piano")
- Wim Martens: Struggle for Pleasure (arranged by 88)
- Enya: Watermark

- Dave Grusin: Memphis Stomp (from the movie "The Firm")
- Alan Silvestri: Forrest Gump theme (Feather theme)

CLASSICAL MUSIC (An ideal background of most famous classics for wedding cocktails/receptions and corporate events)
- Bach: 'Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring' BWV 147
- Bach: Prelude in C major No.1 (from 'The Well Tempered Clavier' book I)
- Bach: 'Air' (from Goldberg variations)
- Bach: 'Air' on the G string (from Orchestral Suite No.3)
- Bach: I Minuet from the French Suite No.3 in B Minor
- Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
- Paradisi: Toccata in A Major
- Mozart: Turkish March from Sonata No.11 in A Major
- Beethoven: Adagio sostenuto (from 'Moonlight' Sonata)
- Beethoven: For Elise
- Beethoven: Andante in A Flat Major from Pathetique Sonata
- Schumann: Dreaming (from 'Scenes from Childhood' Op.15)
- Mendelssohn: Wedding march
- Chopin: Prelude Op.28, No.7 in A Major
- Chopin: Prelude Op.28, No.15 in D Flat Major 'Raindrop'
- Chopin: Nocturne Op.9, No.2 in E Flat Major
- Chopin: Study Op.25, n.1 in A Flat Major
- Chopin: Study Op.25, n.2 in F Minor
- Chopin: Waltz in A Minor Opus Posth. Kk4B No.11
- Chopin: Waltz in D Flat Major Op.64 No.1 'Minute Waltz'
- Chopin: Waltz in C Sharp Minor Op.64 No.2
- Brahms: Waltz op.39 No.2 in E Major
- Brahms: Waltz op.39 No.3 in G Sharp Minor
- Brahms: Waltz op.39 No. 15 in A Flat Major
- Liszt: Consolation S.172, No.3 in D Flat Major
- Saint-Saens: The Swan (Arr. by Siloti)
- Faure: Pavane Op.50
- Faure: Song without Words Op.17, No.3
- Wagner: Wedding march
- Debussy: Claire de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
- Debussy: Arabesque No.1
- Rodrigo: No.1. Berceuse de Printemp
- Satie: Gymnopedie n.1
- Satie: Gymnopedie n.2
- Satie: Gymnopedie n.3


  • Solo pianist (instrumental)


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